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Kabu is a Gym Leader and a user of fire-type Pokémon.

Appearance

Kabu is a middle-aged man with a muscular body, black eyes, and salt and pepper hair. He wears a red polo shirt with a fire symbol, a black and red undershirt with long sleeves, white shorts with red and black details, red socks, and shoes of the same colors. He has muscular calves. He also wears a Dynamax Band and has a white and red towel on around his neck as well a thumbless single glove.

Personality

In the past, Kabu was a fiery hothead, always striving to achieve the best skills. But contrast to his goal, he kept losing, nearly causing him to give up. After having a battle with Leon, however, he restored his faith and decided to pursue harder on perfecting his skills once again.

His motto is to keep on training and learning, as long as he is alive.

Biography

Games

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League Card entries

Normal League Card
Kabu is a Pokémon Trainer who was invited from the Hoenn region. There were a few times where he was very close to becoming Champion, but victory always seemed to elude him at the last moment. Because of this, he adopted a no-holds-barred approach to battling for a time, but even that did not bring the results he wanted. He even dropped to the minor division at one point, but after a fantastic battle with Leon, he regained faith in his own potential. His motto is to keep learning and training as long as he is alive.
Rare League Card
Interview with Challenger Kabu
Q: How do you see your own battle style?
Kabu: Just, straightforward, direct. I'm still young, so I try to keep things simple. Just burn as hot as I can, you know? Still, I've hit a bit of a losing streak, so I've tried incorporating Will-O-Wisp into my Pokémon's move set. That's one thing I want to tell everyone—experiment with every possibility of your Pokémon. Moves, Abilities, items... Try everything, and there's sure to be a path forward!

Pokémon

Gym battle

Ninetales XY
Ninetales
 Type Fire 
Arcanine XY
Arcanine
 Type Fire 
Centiskorch Gigantamax SS
Centiskorch
 Type Fire Type Bug 
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[[]]
 Type  
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[[]]
 Type  
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[[]]
 Type  
Lv. 25 Lv. 25 Lv. 27 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Flash Fire Ability: Intimidate Ability: Flash Fire Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Will-O-Wisp Will-O-Wisp Flame Wheel - - -
Fire Spin Flame Wheel Coil - - -
Quick Attack Bite Bug Bite - - -
Ember Agility Smokescreen - - -



Champion Cup rematch

Torkoal XY
Torkoal
 Type Fire 
Ninetales XY
Ninetales
 Type Fire 
Arcanine XY
Arcanine
 Type Fire 
Salazzle SM
Salazzle
 Type Poison Type Fire 
Centiskorch Gigantamax SS
Centiskorch
 Type Fire Type Bug 
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[[]]
 Type  
Lv. 60 Lv. 60 Lv. 61 Lv. 61 Lv. 62 Lv. ? -
Ability: Drought Ability: Flash Fire Ability: Intimidate Ability: Corrosion Ability: Flash Fire Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ?
Heat Crash Extrasensory Extreme Speed Flamethrower Fire Lash -
Stealth Rock Fire Blast Flare Blitz Dragon Pulse Lunge -
Body Press Solar Beam Play Rough Sludge Wave Crunch -
Earthquake Quick Attack Iron Head Foul Play Power Whip -



Trivia

  • Kabu's name likely comes from "kaboom", an onomatopoeia used to describe explosions, 火 (ka, fire), and 兜 (kabuto, helmet, most often referring to samurai helmets, as Kabu is from Hoenn (based on the Kyūshū region of Japan) and the symbol for his gym resembles a samurai helmet).
  • Kabu's uniform number, 187, can be read in Japanese as hibana, meaning 'spark'.
  • Kabu is the only Gym Leader who isn't native to Galar.

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